Well just returned from an incredible few days in Italy. Emotional, at times painful but without a doubt a trip I will remember for the rest of my life. 28 years ago I made a promise to my Grandfather that one day I would visit the grave of his brother 11265767 Private Albert McGann of the 2nd/7th Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment. The kind of off the cuff remark you make when you are 12 years old! On Monday the 6th of September I was 40 years young! I flew out to Italy on the 7th and on the 8th of September I stood next to Albert's final resting place 60 years to the day. He was killed in action on the 8th of September 1944 in Gemmano one of the fiercest battles in the long and distinguished history of the Queens Royal Regiment. Even now I am a little lost for words so here are some of the pictures I took. Special thanks to the Sindarco (Mayor) of Gemmano Mr. Luciano Colombari and the people of Gemmano and the Historian and noted author Mr. Amedeo Montemaggi who presented me with a copy of his fantastic book "Gemmano the Cassino of the Adriatic.